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Old 02-04-2013, 11:51 PM   Topic Starter
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Someone Just Leaked Obama's Rules for Assassinating American Citizens

Mike Riggs|Feb. 4, 2013 9:36 pm

For over a year now journalists, civil liberties advocates, and members of Congress have been asking the Obama administration to release internal memoranda from the Office of Legal Counsel justifying Obama's targeted killing program. While the White House continues to deny that such memos exist, NBC is reporting that it has acquired the next best thing: A secretish 16-page white paper from the Department of Justice that was provided to select members of the Senate last June.

Michael Isikoff reports that
[t]he 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including those aimed at American citizens, such as the September 2011 strike in Yemen that killed alleged al-Qaida operatives Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan. Both were U.S. citizens who had never been indicted by the U.S. government nor charged with any crimes.

[T]he confidential Justice Department “white paper” introduces a more expansive definition of self-defense or imminent attack than described by Brennan or Holder in their public speeches. It refers, for example, to what it calls a “broader concept of imminence” than actual intelligence about any ongoing plot against the U.S. homeland.

Instead, it says, an “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that he has renounced or abandoned such activities.” The memo does not define “recently” or “activities.”
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states."

Scary. I wonder if the Republicans use this as an opportunity to start impeachment proceedings.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states."

Scary. I wonder if the Republicans use this as an opportunity to start impeachment proceedings.
Yep. I can hardly believe their short sightedness. I stopped dead (so to speak) at that same statement. Incredible.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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“The condition that an operational leader present an ‘imminent’ threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons and interests will take place in the immediate future,” the memo states."

Scary. I wonder if the Republicans use this as an opportunity to start impeachment proceedings.
I'm curious if you've just gone senile or you are deliberately trying to make this board as shitty as yours. For christ sakes it's in the top 10 in DC dumbass.
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I'm curious if you've just gone senile or you are deliberately trying to make this board as shitty as yours. For christ sakes it's in the top 10 in DC dumbass.
In the light of this remarkable threat to our own citizens you're outraged at ... Taco?
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:43 AM   #6
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In the light of this remarkable threat to our own citizens you're outraged at ... Taco?
I am not only not outraged at Taco, I am equally not outraged at you.
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I am not only not outraged at Taco, I am equally not outraged at you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:36 AM   #10
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I'm sure this is nothing new and it's definitely not exclusive to the Obama administration. I'm surprised you all don't realize that.
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